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Motorbiking Sulawesi or Malaysian Borneo

Posted by Abi2016 on 5/6/2016 at 02:36

Hi all, I am looking for a travel buddy to join me on a motorbike trip around either Sulawesi (Indonesia) or Malaysian Borneo. I am relatively flexible in terms of my travel options, and haven't decided yet which of the two would be best. From what I've read online, long term motorbike rental (for up to a month) seems to be possible in both places. The dates I'm thinking of doing this are (approx) 17 June - 17 July. I am a 27 year old female from the UK. Im travelling alone, and have previou ...

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Few questions on Indonesia

Posted by ruthmichaels182 on 11/7/2016 at 03:26

Hey I have a few questions on Indonesia. 1. Is there a particular area that is good for rock climbing? 2. how to recharge phones credit in Indonesia? thats all the questions I can think of for now ...

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Translation please. Booking domestic flights

Posted by SBE on 28/9/2012 at 15:06

I emailed Batavia the other day with this fairly simple enquiry: Is it possible for a foreigner to pay for a domestic flight online with a foreign credit card? My bank is in Europe. I do not have a bank account in Indonesia. Here is the answer I got. Can anyone tell me if they said yes or no? It used to be only possible to book flights on Indonesian airlines if you had a credit card issued by an Indonesian bank. Just wondering if that is no longer the case? Has anyone actually managed to boo ...

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Bali to Flores by boat?

Posted by KatMachine on 16/1/2012 at 20:47

Hi, is it possible to go from Bali to Flores by boat? If yes, how long will it take and how much? ...

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23 day itinerary

Posted by globetrotter19 on 3/7/2016 at 19:06

Hi there, I am in my early 30s and will be travelling to Bali solo very soon for 23 days. I have a rough itinerary planned. I was planning on spending the first four days in the Seminyak/Kuta/Legian area, five days Ubud/Gunung Kawai/Munduck. Three nights on Gili islands. Since reading about Indonesia I really want to explore a bit of Java, although I am a bit anxious about exploring this area solo. I was thinking of spending 10 days in Java then fly back to Bali to get my international flight ...

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Places to stay in Yogjakarta

Posted by Digitarius on 17/6/2016 at 13:48

Hello fellow travelfishers, Anyone have any info on places to spend 2 nights in Yogjakarta. I was told Alun Alun is where I should look for a decent place to stay. Just wanted to see if anyone had any advice on that. I wanna keep it around about $50-$60 an night. I did look up a few but wasn't impressed with the reviews. I might visit Bandung also. ...

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Posted by Kellyleanne77 on 23/6/2016 at 13:07

Hoping someone can help me... Beyond confused about the visas... So I'm traveling for 6 months, leaving the UK in Jan 17, going to Thailand for just over 30 days then to the Philippines for 56 days and then back to Thailand for just under 30 days. My issue is that I want to travel Indonesia for just under two months (under 59 days) but I will be away for four months before reaching Indonesia so how do I go back applying for a visa to cover me for the 55 days? Ideally I don't want to have to vi ...

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Sulawesi and maybe more

Posted by subliminalpop on 19/5/2016 at 05:25

Hello, in August (about 3 weeks) I'm thinking of going to Sulawesi and wanted to know some information about it (I already have the guide book, but it's old - I've been in Java, Bali, Lombok and Gili many years ago. So I'd like to have some "fresh" news). Mi idea is fly-in to Makassar fly-out from Manado It’s possible to do this trip, from south to north, all by land with local transport? Through Palu and including Luwuk zone? Which could be the must see place/things to do? (I like ...

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Returning from gili

Posted by srgank on 14/6/2016 at 03:49

Hi mates, I will be on September on gili air. I plan to return from Gili to Dempasar airport the same day as the flight is. My flight leaves at 7pm and I plan to take the first fast boat in the morning ( around 10:30 ) Do you think it's ok? Are the delays usual on the fastboats? For how long? ...

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Bali 1st timer, and desperate for a bit of advice!

Posted by thewonderseeker on 8/6/2016 at 03:05

Hi my husband and I will be travelling to Bali this October/November for 24 days. We have a rough itinerary prepared and and just needing some suggestions and a bit of advice. We are thinking about doing the following: Legian/Seminyak Area 9 days Ubud 4 days Lombok 6 days Jimbaron 5 days We want to unwind by a pool and or beach for a few days at the beginning and end of our vacation to unwind, relax with a drink in one hand and a book in another. Other than our flight, we have y ...

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Room prices per person

Posted by doest on 23/2/2016 at 08:57

Hi fellow travellers! I have a question, I hope you can help me out! I was researching room prices across Indonesia (especially on the Tongean Islands so far) and I noticed that the given prices for rooms are usually for a double room per person per night. Since I will be travelling alone I am wondering whether they also have single rooms and if not whether I will have to pay the double price... Cheers guys! Daniel ...

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Help booking train from Jakarta to Yogyakarta online

Posted by Shoshana on 14/6/2014 at 07:33

Hi all I'm trying to book a train from Jakarta to Yogy online - I land in Jakarta very late on the 28th June, and want to travel on on the 30th June and I'm wary that I may not be able to get a ticket in person because it's Ramadan and peak travel season. First, a question of where to travel from? My book claims that cheaper less comfortable trains go from Pasar Senen, or more expensive more comfortable trains from Gambier - is there that much of a difference that I should pay more?? I am usin ...

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Bali-Flores 3 weeks itinerary help

Posted by jensenl on 6/3/2016 at 09:54

Hi everybody I will be travelling to Indonesia for the first time this summer with my girlfriend. We are mid twenties, going for: hikes, treks to volcanoes (mountains), beaches, culture, snorkeling (we have never dived before, is this a must to do?). We would like to escape the most touristy places Here is the itinerary draft. Has anyone tried to travel through Sumbawa? Day 1-5: Bali Bali to Lombok by ferry Day 5-10 Lombok Climbing Mt. Rinjani (3-4 days) What else do we need to see? Lombok to ...

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Surf School in Bali

Posted by laurak on 14/6/2016 at 22:42

Hi everyone, I'm planning my next holidays in Bali and I'm looking for a surf school close to Kuta/Legian for my 2 girls who are both beginners (9 and 11 years). Actually, i can find a lot of surfschools on the internet but i don't know which one to choose.... Does one of you have any recommendations ? Thanks in advance Laura ...

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Maluku Islands or the Moluccas in early December 2016

Posted by michafoto on 30/5/2016 at 06:35

Hi, we are planning to head to the Maluku Islands in early December 2016 and want to stay there till early January 2017. We will fly to Ambon and planning to travel down first thing to the Banda Islands. Does anyone have experience with the weather at this time of the year there and any tips for nice accommodations on any of the islands and which islands would you particularly recommend of the group? Are there any other great places to visit during this time at the Maluku Islands? Any suggestion ...

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Beach camping in jojga, looking for people to joint

Posted by NoahsArk on 31/5/2016 at 06:29

Planning on going camping at sundak beach for a couple days, leaving Thursday. I have extra tents for those concerned, it's about 1 usd for entry to the beach. Good surf, sunshine and sand About 1.5 hours outside of jojga. Looking for anyone who may want to join. Add me on or message me on whatsapp +17276083532 ...

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Bali for 8 days June 25 - July 02

Posted by chelzzzy on 13/6/2016 at 03:01

I will be traveling to Bali and was thinking of staying at Ubud and Kuta area. Any suggestion of the places I need to see, and best hostel I can stay. Looking also for travellers who will be in the area on June 25 to July 02. ...

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Snorkelling in Sumbawa

Posted by somtam2000 on 9/6/2016 at 21:22

On my recent trip through Sumbawa I didn't have the time to do any diving, but I did manage to fit in some snorkelling research and here is a quick wrap. In West Sumbawa I snorkelled at Jelenga (off the back of the reef - you need to hire a small boat or be a reasonably strong swimmer), Moyo Island, Paserang Island, Gili Bedil and Satonda Island. In the east I snorkelled at Gili Pudu (in Saleh Bay). Other spots I floated over (but didn't jump in at) include Pulau Bajo (out from Sape in ...

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Where is the best place to learn surfing in indonesia

Posted by muhammadjoseph on 4/6/2016 at 03:12

Im from malaysia, interested to learning surfing. Guidance from the professional please.. ...

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Where is the best place to learn surfing in indonesia

Posted by muhammadjoseph on 4/6/2016 at 03:12

Im from malaysia, interested to learning surfing. Guidance from the professional please.. ...

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